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Ross Cellino and
Steve Barnes welcome you to their Personal Injury Firm website. Our website was created to help potential and current clients understand the complexities of personal injury cases. Additionally, it can be used as an investigative aid, offering clients a place where they may do research and learn more about what our California and New York personal injury lawyers have to offer.
If you have suffered a serious injury due to someone else's negligence, contact us today. Your consultation is Free.
In The News
(CNN) -- 10 Killed When FedEx Truck Crosses Median in California - A FedEx truck crossed a median and slammed head-on into a bus carrying students in Northern California, killing 10 people, authorities said Friday. The collision Thursday evening killed both drivers, five students and three chaperones, said Lt. Bruce Carpenter with the California Highway Patrol. The crash resulted in a fire that engulfed the truck and bus in flames.
The reason the FedEx truck crossed the median remains under investigation, the Highway Patrol said. At least 34 people were taken to local hospitals, authorities said. The bus was taking students from various Los Angeles-area schools to visit Humboldt State University in Arcata. The collision occurred in Orland, about 100 miles north of Sacramento.
One of the survivors chronicled his experience through Twitter. "I was asleep and next thing you know I was jumping out for my life," Jonathan Gutierrez wrote, saying he couldn't believe what just happened. He wrote that he suffered a bruised leg, cut eyebrow and scratches. Later, he said his left leg was injured to the point that he couldn't walk. "Seeing everyone hurt was not how I expected my day to go," he said.
In a prepared statement, the university said it got word of the crash but was working to find out more details. "Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in the tragic accident on I-5 in California. We are cooperating fully with authorities as they investigate," FedEx spokeswoman Bonnie Kourvelas said. The truck sideswiped another car before crashing into the bus. The two occupants of that vehicle were not seriously injured but were sent to a hospital for treatment. Tommy Chang, the instructional superintendent for the Los Angeles Unified School District, confirmed there were local students involved. He declined to provide additional details.
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Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys
Accident victims are entitled to seek compensation for a serious injury they have suffered through the negligence of another. This includes compensation for damages, lost wages and medical expenses. Our attorneys represent accident victims who have suffered brain injury, broken bones, back injury, neck injury and more.
At Cellino & Barnes, we are serious about helping our clients. Our experienced attorneys are available 24/7 to offer injury victims a free consultation. If you have been seriously injured and would like to speak to an attorney, we will make arrangements to travel to meet you.
About Cellino & Barnes
50 Years of Trust - Ross Cellino, Sr. started practicing law in 1956 and founded Cellino & Likoudis in 1958. Like many firms, Cellino & Barnes has evolved through a variation of names eventually becoming Cellino & Barnes. Clients have "Trusted for Over 50 Years" our firm to handle their legal matters. Our California and New York personal injury lawyers have made a difference for thousands of clients.
Proven Results - Our Personal Injury Lawyers in New York and California have obtained over One Billion Dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients since 1999.
Why are results important? Results are the primary measure of what a law firm can accomplish for you or your loved one. A law firm's record of results should be seriously considered when you are researching a personal injury law firm. The experienced attorneys at Cellino & Barnes have proven themselves, time and again.
Proven results, along with size and experience, are important factors to consider when choosing a California or New York personal injury attorney. If you have suffered a serious injury, our attorneys are standing by to help you.
Extensive Experience - Each attorney at Cellino & Barnes is an experienced personal injury attorney with proven trial experience.
Why is this significant? Although any lawyer could take a case to trial, very few actually do. The insurance companies know this and they will try to settle a case for far less than what the case is worth. The combined experience at Cellino & Barnes is a strength. We have proven to the insurance industry, that our Personal Injury Attorneys New York mean business. We will not hesitate to take a case to trial when it is in the best interest of our clients.
Whether you need a Los Angeles Attorney, Buffalo Lawyer, Rochester Attorney or a Long Island Lawyer, contact Ross Cellino & Steve Barnes today. Let our California and New York attorneys go to work for you. Contact Us Today.
We Hire the Best - Cellino & Barnes has the resources to hire the best experts in the country to review your case. Our California and New York personal injury lawyers understand how important it is to hire the most experienced and knowledgeable experts in their field. This includes vocational experts, accident reconstruction experts and more.
NY No-Fault Deadline Info
The no-fault carrier must be placed on
written notice within
30 days of an accident. In most cases, there are
no exceptions. This means that you must submit an Application for No-Fault benefits within 30 days of an accident, in order to be able to make a claim for past and future lost wages, medical bills and other medically-necessary expenses. In limited instances, this time frame may be extended. Please contact us to discuss the specifics of your case to determine if you may qualify for an extension of time.
Learn more about no-fault insurance.
New York Personal Injury Lawyers Helping Car Accident Victims
Texting While Driving
Texting while driving increases your risk of an accident much more than previous studies have concluded. A study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute used cameras to continuously observe light vehicle drivers and truckers for more than 6 million miles. VTech's study found that when drivers texted, their collision risk was 23 times greater than when not texting.
Texting and driving don't mix.
Read more on Texting While Driving Accidents
Car Accident Attorneys
A car accident can have a serious effect on an accident victim and their entire family. Many who are seriously injured, find themselves permanently disabled and in need of a New York car accident lawyer.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, whether in Los Angeles, Buffalo, Rochester, Long Island or New York City, the Personal Injury Attorneys
at Cellino & Barnes will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Construction Accident Attorneys
As construction accident attorneys, we have witnessed the serious and often catastrophic injuries that occur when a construction worker falls at a construction site.
In New York State, New York Labor Law 240, also known as the "Scaffold Law", places responsibility for your fall from a height on the third party. A third party can be the project owner, general contractor or others.
If a third party fails to provide proper safety devices, such as safety lines, harnesses, guardrails, etc., and you fall and are injured, then according to New York Labor Law 240, they may be held liable for your injuries.
Best Lawyers in America
Cellino & Barnes has 6 attorneys listed under Personal Injury Litigation in the prestigious Best Lawyers in America.
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